2 Samuel Chapter 11
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1 And it came to pass, after the year was expired, at the time when kings go forth to battle, that David sent Joab, and his servants with him, and all Israel; and they destroyed the children of Ammon, and besieged Rabbah. But David tarried still at Jerusalem.
2 And it came to pass in an eveningtide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king's house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman was very beautiful to look upon.
11 And Uriah said unto David, The ark, and Israel, and Judah, abide in tents; and my lord Joab, and the servants of my lord, are encamped in the open fields; shall I then go into mine house, to eat and to drink, and to lie with my wife? as thou livest, and as thy soul liveth, I will not do this thing.
21 Who smote Abimelech the son of Jerubbesheth? did not a woman cast a piece of a millstone upon him from the wall, that he died in Thebez? why went ye nigh the wall? then say thou, Thy servant Uriah the Hittite is dead also.
25 Then David said unto the messenger, Thus shalt thou say unto Joab, Let not this thing displease thee, for the sword devoureth one as well as another: make thy battle more strong against the city, and overthrow it: and encourage thou him.
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Matthew Henry's 2 Samuel Chapter 11 Bible commentary...
David's adultery. (1-5) He tries to conceal his crime. (6-13) Uriah murdered. (14-27)1-5 Observe the occasions of David's sin; what led to it. 1. Neglect of his business. He tarried at Jerusalem. When we are out of the way of our duty, we are in temptation. 2. Love of ease: idleness gives great advantage to the tempter. 3. A wandering eye. He had not, like Job, made a covenant with his eyes, or, at this time, he had forgotten it. And observe the steps of the sin. See how the way of sin is down-hill; when men begin to do evil, they cannot soon stop. Observe the aggravations of the sin. How could David rebuke or punish that in others, of which he was conscious that he himself was guilty?
6-13 Giving way to sin hardens the heart, and provokes the departure of the Holy Spirit. Robbing a man of his reason, is worse than robbing him of his money; and drawing him into sin, is worse than drawing him into any wordly trouble whatever.
14-27 Adulteries often occasion murders, and one wickedness is sought to be covered by another. The beginnings of sin are much to be dreaded; for who knows where they will end? Can a real believer ever tread this path? Can such a person be indeed a child of God? Though grace be not lost in such an awful case, the assurance and consolation of it must be suspended. All David's life, spirituality, and comfort in religion, we may be sure were lost. No man in such a case can have evidence to be satisfied that he is a believer. The higher a man's confidence is, who has sunk in wickedness, the greater his presumption and hypocrisy. Let not any one who resembles David in nothing but his transgressions, bolster up his confidence with this example. Let him follow David in his humiliation, repentance, and his other eminent graces, before he thinks himself only a backslider, and not a hypocrite. Let no opposer of the truth say, These are the fruits of faith! No; they are the effects of corrupt nature. Let us all watch against the beginnings of self-indulgence, and keep at the utmost distance from all evil. But with the Lord there is mercy and plenteous redemption. He will cast out no humble, penitent believer; nor will he suffer Satan to pluck his sheep out of his hand. Yet the Lord will recover his people, in such a way as will mark his abhorrence of their crimes, to hinder all who regard his word from abusing the encouragements of his mercy.
Comments for 2 Samuel Chapter 11...
Sis. Mc's 2 Samuel Chapter 11 comment on 4/11/2013, 9:32pm...
I see Uriah as a humble man for God and his fellowman. David was open to temptation because he wasn't where he was suppose to be, on the battlefield with the other kings. If we proclaim to be the Church, we should be on the battlefield. If we were on the battlefield, we would be able to accept the way of escape given to us by the Lord. I thank God for letting us jknow by David, a man after God's own heart, that He is a forgiving God.
Sharon Norman's 2 Samuel Chapter 11 comment on 2/28/2013, 9:59am...
As I read and meditated on this chapter, I realized this would be the perfect example for Ministry. We all know that David Loved God and God Loved him however that wasn't enough to keep him for lusting after the flesh. That sin and his selfish desire was so deep that he killed to get what he wanted. I'm working on a message Trapped By This Thing Called Love. I'm grateful for the Holy Spirit pointing me in the right direction. Blessings.
Lillie's 2 Samuel Chapter 11 comment on 11/28/2012, 11:11am...
Thou shall not covet thy neighbor’s wife.
Sanobia's 2 Samuel Chapter 11 comment on 6/23/2012, 9:53am...
self control or self destruction?
Allan Kalepa's 2 Samuel Chapter 11 comment on 4/03/2012, 5:27am...
Sin will always catch us when we fail to be on duty at the time we are suppose to be. King David decided to remain in Jerusalem when it was time for the kings to go out for war.
Self control and faithfulness to God is paramount. Uriah demostrated this in this scripture and never shared in the sin of the king and his wife.
Timothy Wayne George's 2 Samuel Chapter 11 comment on 2/02/2012, 9:46am...
The bible does not hide the faults of its heroes, but we see that David a man after God's heart falls into gross sin. If it could happen to David, then it could happen to us. David repented of this great sin, yet he suffered the consequences of his sin. We must not blame God for our temptations, but do what Jesus did when tempted which is to quote scripture then we will be victorious.
J.R.'s 2 Samuel Chapter 11 comment on 9/28/2011, 3:52pm...
Such is the nature of man. Even from the beginning right after the fall of Adam, everyone knew good, and evil. It was inherently in mans nature. God saw this, that was one of the reasons he caused the flood. We are all just men, striving to do our best and what is right in the eyes of God. We all falter in our lives, that cannot be helped. So you see David, one of God's favorite, do something so under-handed...I tell people all the time, if you actually READ the bible, there is alot of stuff in there that is not as friendly as we would like to believe.
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